Idre Hostel & Tours

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Idre Tour & Hostel has been working in ecotourism since 1996 and it was one of the first to provide budget accommodation and package tours for independent travelers in Mongolia. Nowadays, Idre Tour & Hostel is the leading as a tour operator in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia which provides a variety of tours full of adventures and excitement with excellent facilities. We’ve been aiming to employ locals who possess cross-cultural understanding and plenty of experience working in international communications. We offer you an opportunity to delight in the best Mongolia has to offer in comfort and convenience. We specialize in arranging customized tours specifically tailored to your individual interests and requirements.
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14253 Narnii Guur, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia
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hansaussalzburg wrote a review Sep 2023
Anif, Austria
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
hello, the idre hostel does not exist any longer but idre tours still do and it works great. all our wishes come true, starting with the route plan together with jigde (owner of the company) via whatsapp. nice pickup from the airport, fantastic driver and top guide. changing plans during travel was easy too. enjoied stays with lokal nomadic families and saw great places. igden is a is great "boss" who dosent give the feel of a boss, very friendly. "Balu" a great driver, even he does not speak english always good for a joke, " single" is a very knowledgeable guide, good cook, maybe a little too proud te be monglian but very funny and trustful all the time.
the last two nights in ulaanbataar jigden booked a very comfortable hotel for us, very relaxing after a 20 days journey on adventures roads and nights in gers and ents.
thank you all
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: nehmt einfach kontakt mit idre tours auf....
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Gillian x wrote a review Aug 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We engaged Jigden to plan our trip for us (Singapore couple in 20s). He was able to converse excellently with us and tweak the itinerary to exactly what we wanted.

Our guide Tsengel spoke excellent English and was an amazing chef— we had awesome variation of food during the trip like good pizza and traditional Mongolian bbq. During the trip, he always gave detailed explanations of the sites and history. Driver, Bysal, was an amazing driver and we always felt safe in his hands even while driving on dirt roads, as he had amazing control and always got us to our destination on time (even when he had to drive 500km in a day!).

During the 13 day tour, we went to Mini Gobi, Great white lake, khusvul lake, chinggis khan statute, hustai, terelj….. we had a mixture of family gers and tourist camps which was a good balance and even a day of camping was lit!

We love the culture, people, drinks (sea buckthorn and VODKA), and staying in gers.

Thanks so much Jigden for planning such an amazing trip. Book this tour, you won’t regret! We can’t wait to come back to Mongolia next time for Altai Mountains and Gobi Desert.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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T1234NL wrote a review Oct 2023
The Netherlands
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Found this tour operator through the internet. Clear website with tour descriptions and prices. We did the Gobi & Central Mongolia tour (11 days/ 10 nights). Communication clear, but long reaction time. They arranged airport pickup and hostel as well.
We chose the budget tour. We stayed 10 nights in gers, a combination of small family owned and bigger tourist camps. Expect basic sanitary facilities in most camps. Distances are big in Mongolia and a lot of roads are unpaved, but we didn’t spend whole days in the car.
Food was good. Our guide provides 3 meals a day, mostly cooked by himself.
Overall we enjoyed the tour, which was a good combination between steppe/desert, nature (Orkhon valley) and culture (Karakorum). We recommend Idre tours for being reliable and offering good value for money.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Channy W wrote a review Aug 2022
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One of the first things I liked about Idre Tours was the price on the website. So many budget Mongolian tours don't include this. I like how clear it was the different cost levels and options. Then it was how easy and quick it was to communicate with Jigden. I emailed him several times before my trip and he was always prompt.
I did two tours, even though Jigden offered the two tours together, I wanted to go back to UB city for a Naadam day. Because of this I've actually met several workers within the company and each of them made each tour. I wouldn't imagine another tour company having as good of workers. (Please excuse my spelling) Taska and Orlna for the Gobi, Somyea for Naadam, and Idre for Central. All AMAZING!!! I felt cared for and not just some body to lug around. They wanted me to enjoy my trip. Stopping for photos was no problem and encouraged.
I booked a budget tour and went in fully expecting what I got so there were no surprises. The difference in the tour prices is very low though so if you even have a little wiggle of doubt on what level to book, just pay the little more.
Anyway, clearly 100% recommend as Jigden and his employees are like no others :)
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Date of stay: August 2022
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侑里 川 wrote a review May 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I joined 10days tour(midrange option) with other 3 ladies. We went through white stupa, sand dune, flaming cliff, ongi monastery, orkhon valley, tsenkher hot spring, Karakorum and Hustai national park in which we were able to see completely different aspects of Mongolia. It was amazing to see beautiful sunset at sand dune one day and enjoy hot springs with great grassland view on another day. And our best tour guide, Single gave us clear and informative explanations of every place. I would recommend the tour to those who are not native to English.
Since we had to drive long distance to move one place to another, driving hour was longer than expected and the roads were bumpy. However, our driver Dafka was very professional in fixing the car and accurate in navigating the roads, therefore we didn’t have any troubles.
Overall, it was one of the most amazing I’ve ever had in my life and made me want to go back to Mongolia again!!
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Traveled solo
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Hazel R wrote a review Oct 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My sister and I took a 12-day tour, which was Idre's Gobi Desert & Central Mongolia tour, plus we added on an extra day in Terelj National Park. It was really easy to communicate with Jigden via email from the beginning and he was able to customise our tour no problem (i.e. adding that extra destination on). The prices are also clearly listed on their website which is really helpful. For the actual tour, our guide Bata and driver Ganbat were fantastic. Bata spoke excellent English and was kind and friendly and answered a lot of our questions about nomadic life in Mongolia. He also cooked an amazing variety of vegetarian dishes for us. Ganbat was also so kind and friendly and a great driver through all terrain and weather! The combination of destinations that we visited was just incredible... personal highlights for me were climbing the sand dune in the Gobi Desert (hard but worth it!), riding a horse in beautiful surroundings and spending some time with our tour guide's family as we passed near their home on our travels. It was definitely a once in a lifetime trip and I'm so happy we did it! One thing I would suggest to anyone taking a tour like this is to bring earplugs just in case, as some of the accommodation spots have quite a few gers/yurts set up together. Overall, I would highly recommend booking through this company :)
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Wiesław wrote a review Aug 2023
Zabierzow, Poland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mongolia is an amazing place, different from all we have visited so far.
Huge spaces are fascinating, but also can be a challenge for travelers.
You need to know where to stop for a meal, where to refuel your car, where to stop for a night.
That is why the help of an experienced guide and experienced driver is extremely valuable.
It is important to carefully plan your route, taking into account your own interests and needs as well as local realities.
Thanks to the cooperation with Jigden and Idre Tours, our trip was hundred percent successful.
An excellent guide and experience driver became our family for 3 weeks of travelling through Mongolia.
We highly recommend the whole team, to anyone who wants to experience a true Mongolian adventure.
Kasia and Wiesiek
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dalton R wrote a review Aug 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a really great tour through Idre. Jigden helped me set it up. I wanted to go to western Mongolia. I couldn’t find anyone else to go but Jigden had asked hostels and people he knew to see if anyone wanted to go as well. I appreciated that. In any case, the tour itself was great. My driver Ganbat and guide Batgerel were both very good and helpful. All the places we stayed were as expected. I was even able to change my itinerary a bit near the end. And they dropped me off at the Chinese border because that was my plan moving forward. I will say, I would not go to an eagle hunter family in the summer, the eagles do not fly then. All they can do is take the eagle out to perch. In the fall or winter are the times to do this activity. And if by chance you do plan to travel through the Chinese border at the Yarant border station, you can not be dropped off by your driver, you need to get a bus from the nearest town Burenkhairkhan. I wish we had known that. Otherwise, enjoyed my trip.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Trip type: Traveled solo
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Jane wrote a review May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Completed the 10days gobi desert and central asia tour with Idre Tour where Single was our tourguide and Davka was our driver. Both Single and Davka were absolutely amazing people who ensured we had our needs and safety met. Had an amazing time with them and Single was a pretty good cook too! Would definitely love to visit Mongolia again and would love to have them as my guide and driver again! The booking process was easy as well and Jigden communicated efficiently and were very responsive to our questions, even giving useful suggestions. Tour with them and you'll definitely have an amazing trip!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Hongyi C wrote a review May 2023
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The tour is extremely interesting. We got the chances to experience life of nomadic families and see different landform. The tour guide and driver is also very professional. They explained the cultural and history of Mongolia in detail and helped us a lot in knowing more about the country.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia10 contributions1 helpful vote
Hello, it's pitty that I've just checked your message. Hope you've enjoyed the trip in Mongolia. Regards, Tsetsegee.S
okhotnikv asked a question Jul 2019
14 contributions5 helpful votes
Hello, it is possible to accommodate 3 people on Saturday and Sunday, family
hansaussalzburg wrote a tip Sep 2023
Anif, Austria47 contributions7 helpful votes
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"nehmt einfach kontakt mit idre tours auf...."
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Po Yi L wrote a tip May 2023
Hong Kong, China17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Communicate well with the company your needs and they will always try their best to cater it."
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Paweł O wrote a tip May 2018
12 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Excellent tours around all Mongolia for reasonable money."
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Nicolás C wrote a tip Aug 2015
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"the room down stair is for the people like to sleep till late, cause not light at all on this room"
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michel k wrote a tip Jun 2015
Wallis Island29 contributions4 helpful votes
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"i stayed in dormitory, and it was cool"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Idre Hostel & Tours
Which popular attractions are close to Idre Hostel & Tours?
Nearby attractions include Gandantegchenling Monastery (0.7 miles), The State Department Store (0.7 miles), and Mongolian Quilting Centre (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Idre Hostel & Tours?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Idre Hostel & Tours?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Idre Hostel & Tours?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rosewood Kitchen + Enoteca, The Bull Hotpot Restaurant, and Bosco Verde.
Does Idre Hostel & Tours have airport transportation?
Yes, Idre Hostel & Tours offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Idre Hostel & Tours?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Gandantegchenling Monastery (0.7 miles) and The Project for Rehabilitation of Railway Facilities (1.9 miles).
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